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At The Line It's Hafertepe At Canyon Speedway Park

Bryan Hulbert - PEORIA, Ariz. (February 29, 2020) A narrow groove and slower traffic provided a race for the ages at Canyon Speedway Park with the battle to the checkered flag coming down to the final 100 feet as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. barely edged Justin Sanders for Saturday's SawBlade.com A-Feature win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.


Winner Sam Hafertepem Jr (Ben Thrasher Photo)

A huge turnaround from the start of his season in Florida, Hafertepe's goal for the weekend was to test and tune before returning to action with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

While very confident in his car during the A-Feature, that Florida frustration was lingering going into the night's races.
"We were frustrated Thursday during practice. We were frustrated last night but we finally clicked on something in the feature tonight and as soon as we took the green and I felt it going into turn-one I said this race is over," stated Hafertepe.

Taking the lead away from Harli White on Lap 2, Hafertepe spent the first half of the A-Feature uncontested as the track began narrowing from the top to the bottom. Losing the lead on Lap 22 to Justin Sanders, who took the point with a high line pass off the fourth turn, the No. 21k of Thomas Kennedy sat directly in front of the race for the lead.

Not able to clear Kennedy, who had been running third before going around on Lap 5, the advantage came back to Hafertepe on Lap 28. Stalked by Sanders with Harli White racing into the picture as well, the top three raced the white flag with Sanders diving under Hafertepe through the first and second turns.

Still having to contend with lapped traffic as the final two turns came onto view, Sanders was forced to the middle groove with Hafertepe diving as low as possible. Dead even off the final turn, both drivers mashed the throttle with the checkered flag in view and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. winning by 0.116 seconds.

Back to back podium finishes for Sanders, the California shoe bettered himself by one spot as Harli White made her second career podium appearance with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Moving up from seventh, Matt Covington retains the series point's lead with a fourth-place finish. Dominic Scelzi completed the top five after starting 14th. Roger Crockett moved from ninth to sixth with Colby Copeland making moves from 12th to finish seventh. Tanner Carrick in eighth was trailed by Scott Bogucki with Seth Bergman making up the top ten.

A weekend total of 51 drivers from 15 states and a trio of counties, 48 returned for Saturday's showdown. A half-dozen SCE Gaskets Heat Races were won by Alex Pettas, Thomas Kennedy, Coton Hardy, Lorne Wofford, Giovanni Scelzi, and Jordon Mallett. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers went to Matt Covington, Blake Carrick, Harli White, and Dominic Scelzi. BMRS B-Features were topped by Giovanni Scelzi and D.J. Netto.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Networks is on the road to California for three nights of racing. Merced Speedway begins the three-night affair on Friday, March 6 with Placerville Speedway on Saturday, March 7, and finally Petaluma Speedway on Sunday, March 8.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Southwest Region
Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.)
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Car Count: 48
Event Count: 51

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Alex Pettas[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[8]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 6. 45C-Lonnie Cox[3]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 8. 11C-Jeff Lowery[1]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 18S-Jason Solwold[3]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[5]; 6. 0J-Jeremy McCune[4]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 2. 01-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. 5H-Michael Faccinto[6]; 4. 17-Seth Bergman[8]; 5. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[5]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 8. 14C-Cody Sickles[1]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford[1]; 2. 17W-Harli White[4]; 3. 38B-Blake Carrick[2]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[8]; 5. J2-John Carney II[5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[7]; 7. 11M-Mindy McCune[6]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant[3]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 3. 17S-Justin Sanders[5]; 4. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 6. 14T-Tim Estenson[4]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[6]; 8. (DNF) 99X-Caleb Saiz[8]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[3]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III[7]; 4. 57-Stevie Sussex III[8]; 5. 22-Jesse Baker[6]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[2]; 7. 2S-Shad Petersen[5]; 8. (DNF) 75X-JT Imperial[4]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[2]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 4. 17-Seth Bergman[3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[8]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 8. 18-Lorne Wofford[4]; 9. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 10. 88-Travis Reber[10]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38B-Blake Carrick[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[4]; 6. J2-John Carney II[8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 8. 41-Colton Hardy[6]; 9. 0J-Jeremy McCune[9]; 10. 11M-Mindy McCune[10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[5]; 2. 01-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 5. 44-Chris Martin[8]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[4]; 7. 57-Stevie Sussex III[3]; 8. 115-Nick Parker[10]; 9. 14T-Tim Estenson[9]; 10. (DNF) 9-Chase Randall[7]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold[3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 5. 5H-Michael Faccinto[5]; 6. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[10]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[6]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[8]; 10. 45C-Lonnie Cox[9]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[5]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 4. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 6. 22-Jesse Baker[6]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[15]; 8. 115-Nick Parker[9]; 9. 14T-Tim Estenson[11]; 10. 11C-Jeff Lowery[12]; 11. 2S-Shad Petersen[13]; 12. 88-Travis Reber[10]; 13. 2-Alex Pettas[4]; 14. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 15. (DNS) 99X-Caleb Saiz; 16. (DNS) 75X-JT Imperial
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. J2-John Carney II[5]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[2]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[8]; 5. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[13]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 8. 9-Chase Randall[9]; 9. 18-Lorne Wofford[6]; 10. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 11. 11M-Mindy McCune[12]; 12. 45C-Lonnie Cox[11]; 13. 14C-Cody Sickles[16]; 14. 3V-Jim Vanzant[15]; 15. 57-Stevie Sussex III[4]; 16. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[14]

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[8]; 3. 17W-Harli White[1]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett[9]; 7. 01-Colby Copeland[12]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 10. 17-Seth Bergman[13]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[22]; 12. 14-Jordon Mallett[21]; 13. J2-John Carney II[20]; 14. 5H-Michael Faccinto[16]; 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[3]; 16. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[17]; 17. 18S-Jason Solwold[11]; 18. 38B-Blake Carrick[10]; 19. 24D-Danny Sams III[4]; 20. (DNF) 88N-DJ Netto[18]; 21. (DNF) 41-Colton Hardy[19]; 22. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price[23]; 23. (DNF) 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[15]
Lap Leader(s): Harli White 1; Justin Sanders 22-27; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2-21, 28-30
Hard Charger: Dominic Scelzi +9
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points)

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 280; 2. Justin Sanders 277; 3. Harli White 257; 4. Dominic Scelzi 255; 5. Colby Copeland 244; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 238; 7. Roger Crockett 235; 8. Giovanni Scelzi 230; 9. Blake Hahn 216; 10. Scott Bogucki 213; 11. Jason Solwold 212; 12. Michael Faccinto 208; 13. Jordon Mallett 208; 14. Tanner Carrick 206; 15. D.J. Netto 200;
2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1 (2/29 - Canyon Speedway Park);

ASCS National Sprint Series



Matt Covington Victorious In 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Opener

Bryan Hulbert - PEORIA, Ariz. (February 28, 2020) Besting a stout field of 51 drivers at Canyon Speedway Park, the first payday of the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network went to Oklahoma's Matt Covington with the Lucas Oil/A-Rock Material No. 95 leading start to finish on the first night of the Sands Chevrolet Meltdown.


Winner Matt Covington (ASCS Photo)

Having to chase the line around the one-third mile oval as it moved top to bottom through the 25-lap preliminary A-Feature, Covington held on through several late-race restarts to collect the night's $3,000 paycheck.

"Several times when the track gets like that and moves around, I've made the wrong choice and tonight I made the right choice," commented Covington of the race. "The car felt good all night, and I had a lot of fun. I didn't really need to start babying it until right there at the end. It felt like my right rear was starting to go down about the last five laps, but Mike [Davenport] did a great job on the car tonight and I'm glad we were able to put on a show for these fans."

Taking the lead from the pole, Covington kept pace over John Carney II. Working the bottom of the Speedway, Carney tried for the lead on Lap 12 but hooked the inside berm off the exit of the second turn; sending the No. J2 skyward before slamming hard on the front suspension. Dropping to third in the process, Carney went three-wide with the Scelzi brothers before going around on Lap 13.

Taking off with Sanders and Scelzi in tow, the race for the runner-up spot was stout as Dominic and Giovanni battled back-and-forth with Giovanni finally getting the advantage on Lap 16. Leaving Dominic to content with Justin Sanders, the No. 17s was able to keep the No. 41x at bay as Giovanni set his sights on the lead.

Taking a shot on a Lap 17, Giovanni came up short on the pass. Getting another restart on Lap 18, Covington was able to pull away with his advantage growing to nearly a second at the drop of the checkered flag. Giovanni Scelzi crossed second with Justin Sanders third. Dominic Scelzi in fourth was trailed by Colby Copeland to complete the top five.

Harli White grabbed sixth with Canada's Dylan Westbrook in seventh. Jason Solwold in eighth was trailed by Roger Crockett with D.J. Netto completing the top-ten.

The field of 51 teams was split into six SCE Gaskets Heat Races with wins going to Blake Hahn, Dylan Westbrook, Harli White, Matt Covington, Colby Copeland, and Roger Crockett. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were topped by John Carney II, Dominic Scelzi, Chase Randall, and Giovanni Scelzi. BMRS B-Features went to Jordon Mallett and Mitchell Faccinto. Two Provisionals were used by Robbie Price and Alex Hill.

The Sands Chevrolet Meltdown at Canyon Speedway continues Saturday, February 29, 2020. Racing goes green at 7:00 P.M. (MT). Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 W Carefree Hwy. in Peoria, Ariz. Information and directions on the Arizona oval can be found online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or by calling (602) 258-7223.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Southwest Region
Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.)
Friday, February 28, 2020
Car Count: 51

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[3]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 6. 5H-Michael Faccinto[7]; 7. 38B-Blake Carrick[5]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[9]; 9. 57-Stevie Sussex III[6]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[2]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[1]; 3. 115-Nick Parker[4]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[8]; 5. 11C-Jeff Lowery[3]; 6. 14C-Cody Sickles[5]; 7. 3V-Jim Vanzant[7]; 8. (DNF) 45C-Lonnie Cox[9]; 9. (DNF) 7-Eric Wilkins[6]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 4. 18S-Jason Solwold[8]; 5. 75X-JT Imperial[5]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 8. (DNF) 11M-Mindy McCune[3]; 9. (DNS) 7K-Mason Keefer
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 17-Seth Bergman[4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[5]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[8]; 6. 99X-Caleb Saiz[1]; 7. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 8. 43-Ryan Oerter[6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Colby Copeland[1]; 2. J2-John Carney II[2]; 3. 44-Chris Martin[4]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[3]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[6]; 6. 18-Lorne Wofford[7]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[5]; 8. (DNS) 2S-Shad Petersen
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[5]; 4. 2-Alex Pettas[8]; 5. 88-Travis Reber[4]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[3]; 7. 14T-Tim Estenson[6]; 8. 0J-Jeremy McCune[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[3]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold[4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 5. 83T-Tanner Carrick[7]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price[10]; 7. 5H-Michael Faccinto[8]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 10. 115-Nick Parker[2]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 3. 01-Colby Copeland[5]; 4. 17W-Harli White[6]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[3]; 6. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 7. 22-Jesse Baker[10]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[4]; 9. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 10. 14C-Cody Sickles[9]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[7]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[3]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson[9]; 9. 99X-Caleb Saiz[10]; 10. 18-Lorne Wofford[8]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[2]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 5. 17-Seth Bergman[6]; 6. 41-Colton Hardy[4]; 7. 75X-JT Imperial[7]; 8. 11C-Jeff Lowery[8]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 10. 3V-Jim Vanzant[9]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[4]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[6]; 6. 2-Alex Pettas[5]; 7. 11C-Jeff Lowery[8]; 8. 38B-Blake Carrick[14]; 9. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 10. 115-Nick Parker[9]; 11. 77X-Alex Hill[10]; 12. 0J-Jeremy McCune[15]; 13. 12J-Josh Grady[11]; 14. 14T-Tim Estenson[13]; 15. 14C-Cody Sickles[12]; 16. 7-Eric Wilkins[17]; 17. 2S-Shad Petersen[16]; 18. (DNS) 11M-Mindy McCune
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 5H-Michael Faccinto[6]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 6. 75X-JT Imperial[7]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[14]; 8. 57-Stevie Sussex III[16]; 9. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 10. 99X-Caleb Saiz[10]; 11. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 12. 88-Travis Reber[9]; 13. 45C-Lonnie Cox[13]; 14. 43-Ryan Oerter[15]; 15. 3V-Jim Vanzant[12]; 16. 18-Lorne Wofford[11]; 17. (DNS) 7K-Mason Keefer

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[11]; 3. 17S-Justin Sanders[3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 5. 01-Colby Copeland[5]; 6. 17W-Harli White[7]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 8. 18S-Jason Solwold[8]; 9. 11-Roger Crockett[12]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto[9]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[20]; 12. 5H-Michael Faccinto[22]; 13. 41-Colton Hardy[21]; 14. 14-Jordon Mallett[17]; 15. 28-Scott Bogucki[13]; 16. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[18]; 17. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[15]; 18. J2-John Carney II[2]; 19. 9-Chase Randall[10]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick[19]; 21. 17-Seth Bergman[14]; 22. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 23. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price[23]; 24. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[24]
Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-25
Hard Charger: Michael Faccinto +10
High Point Driver: Matt Covington
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points); Alex Hill (Points)

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 150; 2. Giovanni Scelzi 142; 3. Justin Sanders 135; 4. Dominic Scelzi 130, 5. Colby Copeland 125; 6. Harli White 122; 7. Dylan Westbrook 119; 8. Jason Solwold 116; 9. Roger Crockett 113; 10. D.J. Netto 110; 11. Blake Hahn 108, 12. Michael Faccinto 106; 13. Colton Hardy 104; 14. Jordon Mallett 102; 15. Scott Bogucki 100;

2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park);

Winner Justin Sanders (Ben Thrasher Photo)



Justin Sanders Unstoppable At Arizona Speedway ASCS Southwest Copper Classic

Bryan Hulbert - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (December 1, 2019)... Bettering his third-place finish from Saturday by two, Justin Sanders captured a long-awaited victory at the 4th annual Copper Classic. His first career victory with the ASCS Southwest Region, the Arizona Speedway win was worth $5,000 to the Aromas, California driver.

Taking several tries to get the A-Feature rolling, the green lights finally stayed on long enough for Hunter Schuerenberg to jump into the lead with Colton Hardy and Christopher Bell duking it out for second. Advantage to Bell, the red lights would come on for Mark Dobmeier, who had already gone over once, with 23 laps to go. Mark was ok.

Caution a lap later for James Aragon, the race for the lead was on as Bell shot low but couldn't secure the spot; giving 10th starting Justin Sanders the run for the runner-up spot. Going back and forth for the spot, Sanders was able to fend off the No. 21 as the caution flew for the spun No. 75 of J.T. Imperial.

Restarting with five laps complete, Sanders went for the lead with no success, opening the door for Bell to go after the No. 17 again. Trading second around, Sanders once more held off Bell as Hunter Schuerenberg steadily pulled away.

Slowed again on Lap 14 as Alex Pettas rolled to a stop on the front straightaway, the battle for the lead took off with Sanders sliding Schuerenberg off the second turn. Diving under Sanders to retake the spot into the third turn, Sanders took the line even lower to take the point on Lap 15. Battling with Bell for second, mechanical issues struck the No. 19az for the second night in a row.

Back to green, Sanders was unchallenged and kept it that way for the $5,000 top prize. Christopher Bell crossed 2.002 seconds behind the No. 17 with Craig Stidham completing the podium. Taking fourth, Colton Hardy locked up the 2019 ASCS Southwest Region Championship. The top five rounded out with 14th starting. Billy Chester.

Jesse Baker in sixth was followed by J.T. Imperial who rebounded to seventh. Lonnie Cox, Bud Rowe, and James Aragon completed the top-ten.

With the 2019 season in the books, work is already being done to layout the 2020 lineup of events. Updates will be released as they are ready. The American Sprint Car Series would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2019 schedule of events and look forward to seeing you again next season.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
4th annual Copper Classic - Night 2
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 9-Dustin Freitas, [3]; 3. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [2]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [5]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 2. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [1]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 5. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [5]; 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 3. 25-Geoff Ensign, [3]; 4. 99-James Aragon, [5]; 5. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 6. (DNF) 50S-Rocky Silva, [6]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [5]; 4. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [14]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker, [11]; 7. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [15]; 8. 45-Lonnie Cox, [17]; 9. 50S-Rocky Silva, [18]; 10. 6-Bud Rowe, [20]; 11. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [12]; 12. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [1]; 13. (DNF) 2-Alex Pettas, [16]; 14. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [13]; 15. (DNF) 01-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 16. (DNF) 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 17. (DNF) 9-Dustin Freitas, [7]; 18. (DNF) 7B-Bill Balog, [8]; 19. (DNF) 25-Geoff Ensign, [9]; 20. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [19]

Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener

Bryan Hulbert - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019)... Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California's Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57.

Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into the top three on the first lap as Hunter Schuerenberg showed the way with Christopher Bell in tow. Red with 23 laps to run, the restart saw Bell take a shot at the lead with Schuerenberg able to fend off the charge. Settling back into second, the position would be short-lived as Kyle Larson made his way by.

Closing quickly on Hunter for the lead, the caution paused his advance with 20 laps remaining. Looking top shelf on the restart for the lead, Larson worked off the second turn with momentum. Rolling the cushion in turn three before diamonding off with the lead in sight, Larson took command on Lap 6 just as brake issues struck Schuerenberg; forcing him off the pace entering the second turn.

With Christopher Bell tied to his back bumper on the restart, Larson was able to pull away and keep pace to the checkered flag. Bell would hold onto second with Justin Sanders moving up from 10th to complete the podium. Bill Balog and Colton Hardy made up the top five.

J.T. Imperial crossed sixth with Thomas Kennedy climbing from 15th to seventh. Craig Stidham, Geoff Ensign, and Mark Dobmeier completed the top ten.

The 4th annual Copper Classic concludes on Sunday, December 1 at Arizona Speedway with action going green at 5:00 P.M. (MT). Live coverage can be found online at www.speedshift.tv.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N Ironwood Rd. More information on the facility can be found online at www.arizonaspeedway.net as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Arizona-Speedway-211954742150175. Fans can also email info@arizonaspeedway.net or call (480) 926-6688.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
4th annual Copper Classic - Night 1
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.522[21]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 13.539[1]; 3. 21-Christopher Bell, 13.667[8]; 4. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.725[4]; 5. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.820[3]; 6. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, 13.865[6]; 7. 7B-Bill Balog, 13.901[7]; 8. 75X-J.T. Imperial, 13.985[26]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.988[24]; 10. 17-Justin Sanders, 14.031[9]; 11. 25-Geoff Ensign, 14.072[25]; 12. 22B-Jesse Baker, 14.095[23]; 13. 2B-Billy Chester III, 14.134[12]; 14. 9-Dustin Freitas, 14.142[22]; 15. 01-Thomas Kennedy, 14.341[13]; 16. 45L-Jeff Lowery, 14.364[11]; 17. 7-Ryan Linder, 14.391[20]; 18. 34-Sterling Cling, 14.579[10]; 19. 99-James Aragon, 14.650[19]; 20. 45-Lonnie Cox, 14.755[18]; 21. 5K-Patrick Krob, 14.838[15]; 22. 3V-Jim Vanzant, 15.640[16]; 23. 18J-Paul Jones, 16.987[17]; 24. 6-Bud Rowe, 16.987[5]; 25. 2-Alex Pettas, 16.987[14]; 26. 8-Eric Wilkins, 16.987[2]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 3-Craig Stidham, [2]; 3. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 4. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [5]; 6. 45L-Jeff Lowery, [6]; 7. 99-James Aragon, [7]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [8]; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas,

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, [1]; 3. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [3]; 4. 25-Geoff Ensign, [4]; 5. 9-Dustin Freitas, [5]; 6. 7-Ryan Linder, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [8]; (DNS) 45-Lonnie Cox, ; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins,

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 2. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [2]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [3]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [4]; 5. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [5]; 6. 34-Sterling Cling, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [8]; 8. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [7]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [5]; 6. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [8]; 7. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [15]; 8. 3-Craig Stidham, [3]; 9. 25-Geoff Ensign, [11]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [9]; 11. 22B-Jesse Baker, [12]; 12. 9-Dustin Freitas, [14]; 13. 7-Ryan Linder, [17]; 14. 6-Bud Rowe, [24]; 15. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [22]; 16. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [21]; 17. (DNF) 34-Sterling Cling, [18]; 18. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [19]; 19. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 20. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [13]; 21. (DNF) 45-Lonnie Cox, [20]; 22. (DNF) 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [1]; 23. (DNF) 45L-Jeff Lowery, [16]; 24. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [23]; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins, ; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas,

ASCS National Sprint Series



Scott Bogucki Wins A Wild One At The VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 1, 2019) When the dust settled on a slide job filled SawBlade.com A-Feature Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, Australia's Scott Bogucki capped off his 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with victory at Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.


Winner Scott Bogucki (David Campbell Photo)

"This is unbelievable. I've got so many great people behind me with SawBlade.com, Scotty McDonald at Dissolvalloy, Lee with Ostrich Racing Engine - this is for them. We've been struggling lately, so before I went out Scotty's like hey, it's the end of the year, if you get it done let her rip but if you don't turn her over, I'll hit you with the four-wheeler. I didn't quite turn it over, but it was some fun," commented Bogucki with a chuckle, referencing his full-throttle donuts to celebrate his win.

Taking the lead on Lap 3 from Brandon Hanks, Bogucki kept pace through several restarts with the No. 28 finally getting held up in slower traffic at the race's mid-point.

With Tony Stewart in hot pursuit, the two drivers began going at it for the lead with Stewart wheeling his Rush Truck Centers No. 14 to the point on Lap 20. Trading lines and slide jobs through the next few laps, Bogucki regained the lead on Lap 23 as 18th starting, Aaron Reutzel, raced into the mix.

On the battle with Tony for the point, Scott stated, "I knew he had a run. It's hard sometimes to tell when you're leading where to go, but it didn't look clean enough to have rubbered up down there. I don't know if he was diamonding the corner or what, all I knew was I had to make myself as wide as I could be, but it was a lot of fun getting to slide Tony like that."

Using slower cars as picks with Stewart and Reutzel now in pursuit, Bogucki looked to have everything in hand. Rounding the final two turns, however, the cautions lights suddenly blinked on as McKenna Haase began helicoptering her No. 55 through turn-two with a pack of cars bearing down on her.

Setting up a green, white, checkered finish, Bogucki was able to keep pace as Stewart and Reutzel began racing each other for the runner-up spot. Able to take the position, Aaron was too late to mount a charge as Scott Bogucki raced to his fourth career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Aaron Reutzel was the night's hard charger with 16 cars passed after having to race out of a B-Feature. Tony Stewart made up the night's podium with Blake Hahn coming up to finish fourth. Winning Thursday's prelim, Iowa's Terry McCarl capped the weekend with a fifth-place finish after a tough battle with Sammy Swindell who crossed the stipe sixth.

Roger Crockett in seventh was followed by 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Ninth went to Harli White with Matt Covington completing the top ten.

A field of 39 drivers returned for the second night of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Matt Juhl, Seth Bergman, Kevin Ramey, Brandon Hanks, and Danny Jennings. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were won by Harli White, Tony Stewart, and Jordon Mallett. BMRS B-Features went to McKenna Haase and Aaron Reutzel.
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his fourth championship in as many years and his second for Hills Racing. The 2019 Brodix National Rookie of the Year is El Paso's John Carney II. With the series 28th season of competition in the books, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network would like to thank the teams, promoters, sponsors, and above all the fans who make this all possible.

The schedule for the 2020 slate is in the works and is set to be released in December.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas)
VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals - Night 2
Friday, November 1, 2019
Car Count: 39
Event Count: 40

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 4. 22-Sean McClelland, [3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 6. 9-Chase Randall, [8]; 7. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [5]; 8. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty; 3. 95-Matt Covington; 4. 74B-Jake Bubak; 5. 44-Sammy Swindell; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 7. 44M-Chris Martin; 8. 11X-Tyler Courtney

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [8]; 4. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 5. 33C-Casey Carter, [5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [4]; 7. 69-Larry Howery, [7]; 8. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 10-Landon Britt, [1]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [8]; 8. 29-Ace McCarthy, [7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 2. 24D-Danny Sams III, [1]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 55-McKenna Haase, [3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, [5]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III, [2]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 6. 55-McKenna Haase, [10]; 7. 79-Kevin Ramey, [4]; 8. 10-Landon Britt, [7]; 9. 8M-T.J. Michael, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [8]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14T-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 4. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [4]; 5. 22-Sean McClelland, [7]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [9]; 7. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [8]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 2. 44-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 6. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 7. 74B-Jake Bubak, [8]; 8. 09-Matt Juhl, [6]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [7]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [10]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 55-McKenna Haase, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 3. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 4. 9-Chase Randall, [5]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [9]; 7. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [10]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester, [8]; 11. 29-Ace McCarthy, [11]; 12. 33-Mike Merrell, [12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [11]; 3. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [5]; 6. 10-Landon Britt, [4]; 7. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [10]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider, [7]; 9. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [6]; 11. 69-Larry Howery, [8]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 2. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [18]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, [2]; 6. 44-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [12]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [11]; 11. 74B-Jake Bubak, [19]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 13. 44M-Chris Martin, [21]; 14. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [20]; 15. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 16. 55-McKenna Haase, [17]; 17. 79-Kevin Ramey, [22]; 18. 33C-Casey Carter, [25]; 19. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [10]; 20. 14-Jordon Mallett, [9]; 21. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 22. J2-John Carney II, [14]; 23. 23-Seth Bergman, [13]; 24. 22-Sean McClelland, [16]; 25. 21P-Robbie Price, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Brandon Hanks 1-2; Tony Stewart 20-22; Scott Bogucki 3-19, 23-30
Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel+16
High Point Driver: Brandon Hanks
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points); Tucker Doughty (Points); Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15 - Final): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,470; 2. Blake Hahn 4,381; 3. Roger Crockett 4,163; 4. Matt Covington 4,077; 5. Scott Bogucki 4,031; 6. John Carney II 3,962; 7. Harli White 3,732; 8. Robbie Price 3,679; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,602; 10. Tucker Doughty 3,286; 11. Alex Hill 3,189; 12. Seth Bergman 1,795; 13. Dylan Westbrook 1,540; 14. Jamie Ball 1,163; 15. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,158;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 10 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway; 10/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 3 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway; 11/1 - Texas Motor Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Roger Crockett - 2 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 10/19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Terry McCarl - 1 (10/31 - Texas Motor Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

ASCS National Sprint Series



Terry McCarl Masters VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals Opener

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (October 31, 2019) Halloween at Texas Motor Speedway delivered a few tricks, and all the treats for Terry McCarl, as the Altoona, Iowa driver wheeled TheSnowPlow.com/Destiny Motorsports No. 4 to his 14th career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Night 1 of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.


Winner Terry McCarl (Gabe 'Spongbob' Flores Photo)

"Man, it feels good to win because this wasn't an old man track. This place was cowboy-up tonight so I just want to let everyone know old T-Mac can still cowboy-it up," said McCarl. "Doug just gave me a great car; I really have to thank him and everyone who helps us. Every name on this car means a lot."

McCarl's first career win at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the multi-time Knoxville Raceway track champion is the 15th different SawBlade.com A-Feature winner on the season.

Taking the green from sixth, McCarl rode fourth until Lap 8 when the caution flew for Harli White, who made contact trying to avoid a lapped car while running second.

Set to go green from third, Terry would end up taking off in second as race leader, Danny Jennings, started dropping water out of his engine. Giving the lead to Dylan Westbrook, the Hills Racing No. 47x shoe couldn't hold off the charge of McCarl with Terry edging into the lead Lap 9 by 0.017 seconds.

Pulling away from the field until the red lights flashed on as Channin Tankersley, who was running sixth, slammed the wall in the second turn after something came apart in the front suspension. Giving Westbrook a shot, the No. 47x could not keep pace, nor could anyone get a run with the field under caution again working Lap 23 for Seth Bergman.

Back to Lap 22 for the final drop of the green flag, Terry stretched his lead to 2.042 seconds before it was all said and done.

Getting a run on the final lap just as Dylan Westbrook suffered a mechanical issue, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. snagged second, and in doing so, secured his fourth consecutive championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Westbrook was able to hold onto third with Matt Juhl and Blake Hahn making up the top five.
Moving up from 11th, Colorado's Jake Bubak was sixth with Scott Bogucki earning Hard Charger honors with a run from 20th to seventh in the SawBlade.com No. 28. Tony Bruce, Jr. followed in eight with Robbie Price making up nine positions to finish ninth. Matt Covington likewise gained nine positions from 19th to complete the top ten.

A field of 40 drivers was on hand for the first night of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races were won by Sammy Swindell, McKenna Haase, Matt Juhl, Seth Bergman, and Danny Jennings. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were topped by Tony Bruce, Jr., Brandon Hanks, and Dylan Westbrook. The two BMRS B-Features was won by Sammy Swindell and Robbie Price.

The 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network concludes Friday, November 1, 2019, with the second round of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. with racing at 7:30 P.M. (CT). More information can be found online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas)
VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals - Night 1
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Car Count: 40

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 4. 10-Landon Britt, [4]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 6. 29-Ace McCarthy, [1]; 7. 79-Kevin Ramey, [5]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-McKenna Haase, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 4. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [6]; 5. 9-Chase Randall, [1]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael, [7]; 7. 69-Larry Howery, [5]; 8. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]; 2. 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester, [6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 3. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 4. 14T-Tony Stewart, [5]; 5. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III, [7]; 8. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 5. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [6]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [8]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 8. 33C-Casey Carter, [1]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 4. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [8]; 5. 09-Matt Juhl, [6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 7. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 8. 44-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 9. 22-Sean McClelland, [9]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 2. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 6. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [10]; 10. 55-McKenna Haase, [5]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III, [10]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 10-Landon Britt, [7]; 8. 14T-Tony Stewart, [1]; 9. 8M-T.J. Michael, [9]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [3]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 44-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 3. 55-McKenna Haase, [4]; 4. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [9]; 7. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [8]; 8. (DNF) 79-Kevin Ramey, [7]; 9. (DNF) 33-Mike Merrell, [10]; (DNS) 14T-Tony Stewart, ; (DNS) 22-Sean McClelland, ; (DQ) 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21P-Robbie Price, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [1]; 4. 9-Chase Randall, [6]; 5. 10-Landon Britt, [3]; 6. 29-Ace McCarthy, [8]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 8. 69-Larry Howery, [9]; 9. 33C-Casey Carter, [12]; 10. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [11]; 11. 14-Jordon Mallett, [10]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider, [5]

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [4]; 4. 09-Matt Juhl, [3]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 6. 74B-Jake Bubak, [11]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki, [20]; 8. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [18]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [19]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [13]; 13. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [22]; 14. 24D-Danny Sams III, [16]; 15. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 16. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [12]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks, [9]; 19. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [14]; 20. 33C-Casey Carter, [25]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 22. 44-Sammy Swindell, [17]; 23. 55-McKenna Haase, [21]; 24. J2-John Carney II, [15]; 25. 14-Jordon Mallett, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Danny Jennings 1-8; Terry McCarl 9-25
Hard Charger: Scott Bogucki +13
High Point Driver: Danny Jennings
Provisional(s): Jordon Mallett (Points) / Tucker Doughty (Points) / Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,354; 2. Blake Hahn 4,251; 3. Roger Crockett 4,044; 4. Matt Covington 3,967; 5. Scott Bogucki 3,881; 6. John Carney II 3,872; 7. Harli White 3,619; 8. Robbie Price 3,614; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,510; 10. Tucker Doughty 3,224; 11. Alex Hill 3,124; 12. Seth Bergman 1,706; 13. Dylan Westbrook 1,438; 14. Jamie Ball 1,163; 15. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,093;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 10 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway; 10/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 2 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Roger Crockett - 2 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 10/19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Terry McCarl - 1 (10/31 - Texas Motor Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

ASCS National Sprint Series



Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dominates Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Opener

Bryan Hulbert - MESQUITE, Texas (October 18, 2019) A dominating performance for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, the driver of the Heidbreder Foundation/Hills Racing Team No. 15h picked up his 10th SawBlade.com A-Feature win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

His 47th career National Tour victory, the win was very emotional for Sam. Fighting back tears in Victory Lane, he dedicated the win to his Grandfather, George Hafertepe, who passed away last week at the age of 90.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (David Campbell Photo)

"All we wanted to do was come out and win tonight for him, and we did it," stated Sam, who will join with family and friends to celebrate his Grandfather's life on Saturday.

Taking off from the right of the front row, Hafertepe chased the lead the opening nine laps as Harli White took off with the top spot. Finding traffic on Lap 7, that allowed the No. 15h to close. Battling with the Dustin's Dream No. 17w through the eighth circuit, Hafertepe snagged the top spot the following lap. Held up by the slower cars, the No. 11 of Roger Crockett took advantage of the situation to take over second on Lap 10.

Trying to run down the No. 15h, the caution lights slowed the field on Lap 11 as Scott Bogucki slowed to a stop in the second turn.

Caution again on the restart for Steven Shebester, the lights around the Devil's Bowl dimmed. Giving a couple of safety laps, officials called off the restart; doing so just, before the lights went completely dark.

Getting the problem fixed and lights restored, the field re-fired with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. absolutely dominating the last half of the A-Feature. Pulling to as much as a seven-second advantage before a caution on Lap 18 for Kevin Ramey, the final result was a lights out performance by the Sunnyvale, Texas shoe with a 3.894 second advantage over Roger Crockett at the drop of the checkered flag.

Diving the bottom of the Devil's Bowl through turns one and two on the Lap 18 restart, Matt Covington went from sixth to third and held on for his 36th career podium finish with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. John Carney II ended up fourth with Harli White picking up her ninth career National Tour top-five finish.

Blake Hahn picked up a couple of spots to finish sixth with Jack Dover seventh. Chris Martin in eighth was followed by Dylan Westbrook. Picking up 10 positions to earn Hard Charger honors, Colorado's Jake Bubak completed the top ten.

A field of 31 drivers was on hand to open the 46th annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals. Four SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Danny Jennings, Tucker Doughty, Roger Crockett, and Jack Dover. BMRS B-Feature action was topped by Kevin Ramey. Provisionals were used by Alex Hill and Casey Carter.

The 46th annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals continues Saturday, October 19 with gates opening at 3:00 P.M. and racing at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $25 with Seniors, Military, and Kids 13-15 admitted for only $10. Children 12 and under are free into the grandstands. Pit Passes each night are $30. Information and directions to the Devil's Bowl Speedway are available at www.devilsbowl.com.

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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
46th Winter Nationals
Friday, October 18, 2019
Car Count: 31

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [3]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 5. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 6. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 8. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III, [1]; 4. 79-Kevin Ramey, [4]; 5. 22X-Steven Shebester, [7]; 6. 33C-Casey Carter, [6]; 7. 12W-Dale Wester, [5]; 8. 118-Scott Evans, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 4. 44M-Chris Martin, [6]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [7]; 6. 71-Colby Estes, [4]; 7. 9-Chase Randall, [8]; 8. 71W-Weston Gorham, [1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [7]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [5]; 5. 33-Mike Merrell, [4]; 6. 1S-Joey Schmidt, [2]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 79-Kevin Ramey, [2]; 2. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, [1]; 4. 74B-Jake Bubak, [6]; 5. 12W-Dale Wester, [11]; 6. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [13]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 8. 71-Colby Estes, [7]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [10]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [5]; 11. 26M-Fred Mattox, [12]; 12. 33-Mike Merrell, [4]; 13. 1S-Joey Schmidt, [8]; 14. 71W-Weston Gorham, [14]; 15. 118-Scott Evans, [15]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [9]; 4. J2-John Carney II, [1]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 7. 53-Jack Dover, [5]; 8. 44-Chris Martin, [10]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [12]; 10. 74B-Jake Bubak, [20]; 11. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [18]; 12. 1J-Danny Jennings, [7]; 13. 14-Jordon Mallett, [11]; 14. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 15. 21P-Robbie Price, [19]; 16. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 17. 12W-Dale Wester, [21]; 18. 79-Kevin Ramey, [17]; 19. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [14]; 20. 22X-Steven Shebester, [16]; 21. 28-Scott Bogucki, [13]; 22. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [22]; 23. 33C-Casey Carter, [24]; 24. 77X-Alex Hill, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Harli White 1-8; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 9-25
Hard Charger: Jake Bubak +10
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): Alex Hill (Points) / Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,070; 2. Blake Hahn 4,028; 3. Roger Crockett 3,788; 4. Matt Covington 3,768; 5. John Carney II 3,654; 6. Scott Bogucki 3,643; 7. Harli White 3,409; 8. Robbie Price 3,401; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,332; 10. Tucker Doughty 3,043; 11. Alex Hill 2,965; 12. Seth Bergman 1,606; 13. Dylan Westbrook 1,195; 14. Jamie Ball 1,163; 15. Paul Nienhiser 892;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 10 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway; 10/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 2 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

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